Office of the Attorney General
Bourbon County Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the arrest of a Bourbon County man for possession of child pornography. Paris Police arrested 29-year-old Brian Hafley on August 4, 2012 on one count of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. He was lodged in the Bourbon County Jail.
Hafley's arrest is the result of an undercover investigation by General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit that began on March 28, 2012. Cybercrimes investigators found more than 1,800 child pornographic images on a computer at Hafley's Paris, Ky. residence after a search warrant was executed on April 10.
Prosecution of this case is being handled by the Office of Gordie Shaw, Commonwealth's Attorney for the 14th Judicial Circuit representing Bourbon, Scott and Woodford counties. The Bourbon County Sheriff's Department also assisted in this case.
Since its creation in June of 2008, General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit has launched nearly 300 child pornography investigations, seized more than 322,000 child pornographic images and videos and won more than 100 child pornography convictions. The unit is also a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).
For tips on staying safe online, visit Attorney General Conway's "Cybersafety in Kentucky" website at http://ag.ky.gov/cybersafety/ . To report cyber abuse, call the CyberTipline at 1-800-843-5678.
Brian Hafley, 29